Posts Tagged With 'van Persie'

Can Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie play together?

Posted on March 18, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Guest Writer, Man United, Players, Premier League, Statistics   7 Comments »
Can Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie play together?
Juan Mata
Juan Mata is yet to score for Manchester United following his move from Chelsea

Guest Author: Doron Salomon

As the season continues to turn darker and become increasingly memorable for the wrong reasons, United are going to have to score, and score big if there’s to be anything left to salvage. Putting the ball in the net has been one of the fundamental problems and whilst fans are keen to point the finger at the manager or specific players, this is a shared concern that looks set to continue.

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Arsenal Vs. Manchester United view from the opposition

Posted on February 11, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   No Comments »
Arsenal Vs. Manchester United view from the opposition
Manchester United v Arsenal - Premier League
Robin van Persie scores the winner against Arsenal for Manchester United at Old Trafford

Manchester United travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal following disappointing results for both clubs over the weekend. The visitors could only manage a draw against bottom club Fulham, whilst Arsenal were hammered 5-1 by a rampant Arsenal. United have only beaten two teams, as it stands this evening, in the top ten – West Ham, who have risen to tenth following their win over Norwich, and Arsenal – with a Robin van Persie header back in November.

Since that game, United have only won three games in the league at Old Trafford – a shocking statistic. The visitors are without Phil Jones and Jonny Evans, who both picked up injuries in the 2-1 defeat away at Stoke City, whilst Arsenal have Yaya Sanogo available from a long term injury.

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Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United: Problems mount

Posted on December 08, 2013  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Premier League   12 Comments »
Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United: Problems mount
Manchester United v. Newcastle United
United never looked like getting back into the game after conceding.

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Another home game, another 1-0 defeat for Manchester United, this time at the hands of Newcastle United. Last Sunday at Spurs, the side entered the week full of confidence after thrashing Bayer Leverkusen and having recently taken down table-topping Arsenal at Old Trafford. It’s safe to say that, after a draw against Spurs and two deserved home beatings by Everton and Newcastle, Mr. Moyes, the players and United fans worldwide won’t be bursting with optimism as they trudge in to work on Monday.

Twelve games in, United’s start to the Premier League campaign was underwhelming but largely explicable – with a new manager, tough opening fixtures and injuries to key players all taken into account. Since then, however, things have worsened dramatically. It’s become a crisis, – a large, signposted crisis. We’ll look briefly at what went wrong on Saturday, as well as some of the issues that need fixing if United are to come back stronger, as we always know them to do.

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Man United 4-3 Newcastle United: Cleverley the game changer and offside analysis

Posted on December 27, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   20 Comments »
Man United 4-3 Newcastle United: Cleverley the game changer and offside analysis

Jonny Evans celebrates scoring against Newcastle United

Authors: Stretford_End and Doron

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After the pre-Christmas draw at Swansea, United were hoping to get back to winning ways at home to Newcastle United. The Geordies, whilst fresh from a big morale boosting win over QPR, had injury issues and a pretty naff record at Old Trafford to contend with. This was to be a wet, sodden game that provided much more drama and entertainment than one could have imagined. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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Man United 4-2 Stoke City – excitement, maturity and a genius

Posted on October 21, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Stoke City   7 Comments »
Man United 4-2 Stoke City - excitement, maturity and a genius

Michael Owen shakes Wayne Rooney’s hand

Authors: Stretford_End and Doron

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Normal football interrupted the international break and Stoke visited Old Trafford to try to end a barren run of results in the red part of Manchester. United’s last game had seen them win confidently at Newcastle but many days had passed since then and plenty of players have been with their countries so while on paper this looked like a home-banker, things are never that simple. With Chelsea winning at Spurs in the early kick off the pressure was on United to get the win and keep the gap at just four points. We welcome comments from both sets of supporters.

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CFR Cluj 1-2 Man United: Rooney to Robin and some winning performances

Posted on October 03, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Champions League, Doron, Man United, Match Reports   7 Comments »
CFR Cluj 1-2 Man United: Rooney to Robin and some winning performances

Robin van Persie celebrates his second goal with Wayne Rooney

Author: Doron

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Game two of this season’s Champions League adventure saw United go to Romania for the second season running. Last year it was Otelul Galati, this year it’s CFR Cluj. United left some experience back in Manchester though to rest or recover – Giggs, Scholes and Carrick opened up spots for some home-grown youngsters instead – Lingard, Tunnicliffe and Michael Keane. Cluj were something of an unknown quantity but nevertheless, a win was expected.

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Southampton 2-3 Man United: undeserving but sums up Fergie’s reign

Posted on September 03, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League, Southampton   7 Comments »
Southampton 2-3 Man United: undeserving but sums up Fergie's reign

Robin van Persie celebrates his hat-trick goal

Author: Doron

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United travelled down to the south coast to renew a rivalry with Southampton that has produced some epic battles over the years. Southampton were yet to win a game or register a point this season whilst United lost their opening away game at Everton. This time around there’d not be a grey kit in sight but United and Ferguson still had surprises in store.

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Manchester United 3-2 Fulham: a tale of two halves and various individuals

Posted on August 27, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Fulham, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   15 Comments »
Manchester United 3-2 Fulham: a tale of two halves and various individuals

Author: Doron

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Old Trafford hosted its first league game of the season as United played Fulham. The opening round of games had thrown up contrasting fortunes for the two teams with United losing at Everton and Fulham thumping Norwich 5-0. Once again Carrick would have to start at the back with Ferdinand, Evans, Jones and Smalling still out injured. Fans were treated to appearances by two United supporting Olympic champions – Usain Bolt pre-match and Greg Rutherford at half time.

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Robin van Persie – fabulous signing but is he necessary?

Posted on August 15, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Arsenal, Doron, Man United, Players, Transfer Targets   6 Comments »
Robin van Persie - fabulous signing but is he necessary?

Author: Doron

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After weeks of speculation it’s happened. United have broken their signings policy to make 29 year old Robin van Persie a Manchester United player (subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed). The move, whilst immensely pleasing, is slightly odd – going into the off-season period, I’m not sure many United fans would have felt that another striker was the priority. Nevertheless, last season’s Premier League top scorer is a United player.

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Robin Van Persie signs for Manchester United

Posted on August 15, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Players, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   1 Comment »
Robin Van Persie signs for Manchester United

Robin Van Persie in his Arsenal days
Robin Van Persie has signed for Manchester United from Arsenal for a reported £22 million transfer fee (only £15m up front) subject to a medical and personal terms being agreed. One of the most eyebrow raising transfers of all time is now official, Van Persie is now a Manchester United player. Sir Alex Ferguson will see this as a massive triumph after seeing over challenges from Serie A champions Juventus and most importantly Manchester City. The Dutchman notched up thirty league goals last term and the prospect of lining up with Wayne Rooney should have most Reds licking their lips.

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